Sr. Jacqueline L. Delage (Sr. M. Gerard Of The Cross) of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 82. Sister Jacqueline was born in Nashua, NH.
She began her teaching Ministry in 1958 teaching at St. Joseph Elementary School in North Grosvenordale, CT.. Sr. Jacqueline taught for many years in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She taught on several different grade levels, was the principal at one of the schools and taught adult education as well. She became the Director of Development in 1994. She spent 60 of her 82 years in religious life.
Sister Frances Lessard (Sr. Mary-Rose Frances) was born in Manchester, NH on October 5th, 1928. She received a B.A. in English from Notre Dame College in 1958, an M.A. in English from Boston College in 1966 and earned a PhD in Higher Education from Boston College in 1980.
Sister Frances was an educator of elementary, junior and senior high schools for over 20 years. She also served as Vice Principal in charge of Student Affairs at Trinity High School. Her involvement in college level education began at Notre Dame College 1972, as Assistant to the Academic Dean and the Academic Vice President. Sister was an educator at heart. She was devoted to all of her students. Her deep desire was that her students go beyond what they thought they were capable of, so as to achieve their highest potential. Sister Frances was a member of the Sisters of Holy Cross for over 70 years.
Sister Irene C. Ricard, CSC (Sister Mary Antoinette, Martyr) entered the Sisters of Holy Cross at St. Laurent, Quebec in 1953. She made her final profession in 1960 and served her Congregation for 57 years. Sister Irene was born in Pembroke, NH (Suncook) on July 19, 1934 the sixth child of Wilfred D. Ricard and Antoinette Laliberte.
Sister earned a Bachelor Degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH, a Master degree from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT and an Associate Degree in Counseling from New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH.
Sister Irene ministered in the field of education for many of her 56 teaching years. In Elementary and Junior High School in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH for twenty years completing her teaching career as a Lecturer in English and Writing Assistant at eh ARC (Academic Resource Center) of St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH for 15 years. She spent 64 of her 83 years in religious life.
In 2017 we celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."
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